# What is the Greatest Common Factor of 87 and 102?

Greatest common factor (GCF) of 87 and 102 is 3.

GCF(87,102) = 3

We will now calculate the prime factors of 87 and 102, than find the greatest common factor (greatest common divisor (gcd)) of the numbers by matching the biggest common factor of 87 and 102.

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## How to find the GCF of 87 and 102?

We will first find the prime factorization of 87 and 102. After we will calculate the factors of 87 and 102 and find the biggest common factor number .

### Step-1: Prime Factorization of 87

Prime factors of 87 are 3, 29. Prime factorization of 87 in exponential form is:

87 = 31 × 291

### Step-2: Prime Factorization of 102

Prime factors of 102 are 2, 3, 17. Prime factorization of 102 in exponential form is:

102 = 21 × 31 × 171

### Step-3: Factors of 87

List of positive integer factors of 87 that divides 87 without a remainder.

1, 3, 29

### Step-4: Factors of 102

List of positive integer factors of 102 that divides 87 without a remainder.

1, 2, 3, 6, 17, 34, 51

#### Final Step: Biggest Common Factor Number

We found the factors and prime factorization of 87 and 102. The biggest common factor number is the GCF number.
So the greatest common factor 87 and 102 is 3.

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